Mersey Forest

Mersey Forest

This article is about a community forest in the United Kingdom. See also Mersey Forest, Tasmania.

The Mersey Forest is a network of woodlands and green spaces being created across Merseyside and North Cheshire by a wide-ranging partnership of different organisations including local authorities, community groups and businesses. The Mersey Forest is the biggest of twelve community forests covering 420 square miles (1,100 km2) and accessible to a local population of 1.6 million people. It stretches from Sefton to the north of Liverpool and south to Northwich in Cheshire. Delamere Forest in the south of the area being the largest area of established woodland. The forest is seen as having a major role in attracting new business and tourism to the area. [1]

In common with the other community forests it is not a contiguous area of forest, but rather an initiative to increase forestry coverage in an area close to urban communities. An example of this at work is Griffin Wood, clearly visible from the M62 just to the south of St. Helens. This woodland was established in 2007, including Scott's Copse, planted in recognition of the work done by David Scott. [2]

Passengers at Liverpool's John Lennon Airport are able to offset the carbon used on their flight. The money raised is matched by the airport and used by Mersey Forest to plant new trees. [3]


  1. ^ Hansard: Questions about funding by Helen Jones MP. Retrieval Date: March 26, 2008.
  2. ^ Griffin Wood. Retrieval Date: March 26, 2008.
  3. ^ Liverpool Airport carbon offsetting program. Retrieval Date: March 26, 2008.

External links

Coordinates: 53°22′N 2°48′W / 53.367°N 2.8°W / 53.367; -2.8

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mersey Tunnels Police — Ford Galaxy …   Wikipedia

  • Delamere Forest — Deciduous woodland at Delamere Forest in autumn Delamere Forest or Delamere Forest Park is a wood in the Cheshire West and Chester area of Cheshire, England, near the town of Frodsham. It includes 972 hectares (2,400 acres) of mixed deciduous …   Wikipedia

  • Trent and Mersey Canal — Infobox Canal name = Trent and Mersey Canal caption = The Trent and Mersey Canal near Branston Water Park o name = company = engineer = a engineer = James Brindley date act = 1766 date const = date use = 1777 date comp = date ext = date closed =… …   Wikipedia

  • Nottingham Forest Football Club — Infobox club sportif Nottingham Forest Football Club …   Wikipédia en Français

  • St Helens, Merseyside — For the larger local government district, see Metropolitan Borough of St Helens. Coordinates: 53°27′15″N 2°44′46″W / 53.4541°N 2.7461°W …   Wikipedia

  • Runcorn — infobox UK place country = England static static image caption=Runcorn Silver Jubilee Bridge official name = Runcorn latitude = 53.328 longitude = 2.712 population = 61,252 population density = unitary england = Halton region = North West England …   Wikipedia

  • Liverpool — This article is about the city. For the football club, see Liverpool F.C.. For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). Liverpool   Metropolitan borough …   Wikipedia

  • Places of interest in Cheshire — This is a list of places of interest in Cheshire. See List of places in Cheshire for a list of settlements in Cheshire.Places of interestCountry parks, gardens and accessible open spaces*Bickerton Hill *Daresbury Firs *Delamere Forest *The Edge,… …   Wikipedia

  • Birchwood — For other uses, see Birchwood (disambiguation). Coordinates: 53°24′57″N 2°31′49″W / 53.4157°N 2.5304°W / 53.4157; 2.5304 …   Wikipedia

  • List of forests in the United Kingdom — This is a list of some of the forests in the United Kingdom.EnglandBedfordshire *Forest of Marston ValeBuckinghamshire *Burnham Beeches *Whiteleaf HillCheshire *Delamere ForestCounty Durham * Hamsterly ForestCumbria *Whinfell ForestDerbyshire… …   Wikipedia